New OpenPGP standard published
wk at gnupg.org
Fri Nov 2 18:18:03 CET 2007
On Fri, 2 Nov 2007 16:52, dshaw at jabberwocky.com said:
> The new OpenPGP standard has been published. It was assigned RFC
> number 4880 (someone at the IETF has a sense of humor):
That's good news. The first version of OpenPGP took a bit more than a
year to develop. At that time we had 3 implementations with only one
not really up to the standard - although OpenPGP was based on the data
formats of that implementation ;-)
Now, exactly 9 years after rfc2440, there are numerous implementations
of OpenPGP and it has proved itself to be a solid and well backward
compatible standard. The WG did a really good job to add the new
features and to clarify a lot of things which used to be hard to
understand for someone who did his first implemention.
I am going to celebrate that now with some pints of Füchschen at the
Cafe Modigliani. Feel free to join.
Die Gedanken sind frei. Auschnahme regelt ein Bundeschgesetz.
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